Sunday, March 23, 2014

Celebrating Spring with Christmas???

Hi Everyone!

I am not sure where my "crafting mojo" (as my friend Hayley calls it!) has gone lately...perhaps it's lying underneath all the snow we have here in Ottawa.  For our first few days of Spring, Mother Nature celebrated here with another snowstorm!!  How wonderful...  Can you hear the sarcasm?!?!

So, in honour of that, I decided that my first post to celebrate the Spring season would be a Christmas Card - why not?!

I have been checking out the Merry Monday blog for some time but have never played along.  Seeing as this week is their 100th challenge, I thought it appropriate to celebrate with them.  Congrats to all you ladies that work so hard over at Merry Monday, you do such a great job with inspiring us crafters!!

Here was the challenge:

I love the colour combination and the sketch so I decided to combine both for my card.  I took a little liberty with the sketch by moving where I wanted the sentiment to go but I'm sure that's ok with the ladies. :)

Here is my card although for some reason today I could not get the camera to cooperate so my beautiful Melon Mambo paper does not look very "deep pink".  I wish you all could see my card IRL.

I will also be linking this card up to the Festive Friday challenge.  This is another challenge that I've never played along with but love the ideas that the DT come up with.  Here is this week's inspiration photo:

Finally, I will be linking my card up with the challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges.  This is yet another blog challenge that I have never played with but have been following as the work there is stunning.  This week's challenge is ANYTHING GOES.

So I guess today's post is a one of firsts - each challenge is a new one to me!  I'll definitely be back to play with all of these challenges again though.  If you haven't been by to check these challenges out, please do.

Card Recipe (all Stampin' Up! products):

Card Stock:  Melon Mambo Core'dinations, Lucky Limeaide, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink: Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeaide

Stamp Sets: Endless Wishes Photopolymer

Tools/Techniques: Big Shot, Banner Framelits, Chevron Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder

Thanks for dropping by!



  1. Hi Stephanie. Yes, the snow back east has been awful this year! Sorry to hear another storm is coming your way! Love your card and please feel free to use the sentiment on any part of your card!!! I am happy you did. Love your sweet card and the way you used the colours. Great to see you joining us at Merry Monday!

  2. Such a cute card! I love the banners at the bottom! Beautiful work! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday! :)

  3. Very pretty combination of these challenges - I love the handwritten feel of the snowflakes! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday!

  4. Pretty card! I love the sparkly silver strip for extra bling!

  5. This looks beautiful even if the camera wouldn't cooperate! Great use of the colors and sketch! Thanks, Stephanie, for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  6. I love the pink snowflakes, The strip of silver is perfect too.

  7. Very nicely done with this wonderful card. I love the strip of shimmer glitter paper to give it an added festive touch.

  8. I am such a sucker for anything glittery so I love the glitter strip on your card, Steph! Great job incorporating both challenges into your card, too! Thanks for playing along with Festive Friday!